The Golden Hour by Donna Miesbach

I have loved poetry for as long as I can remember, but I was never able to write it successfully. Then about 35 years ago, a “window” opened and through it came poems I never could have written myself. Some even came with music, which I can still hear. It was amazing.

I knew from the start that these poems were meant to be shared, and so the publishing process began. I watched in amazement as what I was able to “hear” traveled around the world, many times in multiple languages. It is with a humble and grateful heart that I offer this collection to you now.

The Golden Hour has six sections: Nature Speaks; Devotion & Prayer; Family & Friends; When Life Draws to a Close; Day by Day; and Just for Fun. It also has a History section showing date written, where published, and in some cases the back story to a poem. It is my prayer that these poems will bless you, even as they blessed me when I first heard them.

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Insights: Inspirations for Daily Living

My many years of study led to such an array of rich insights that I began a Thought for the Week series for my students, who soon began asking me to put them into a book. This collection contains over 200 “Thoughts” (enough for four years), along with a subject Index in the back. I hope they speak to you as much as they spoke to us.

Praise for Insights:
“The message contained in this book will awaken your soul, lighten your step and inspire your journey through life.” — Roger Gabriel, Chopra Global Chief Meditation Officer

“Beautifully written, honoring timeless wisdom and teachings, Donna brings to our attention her interpretations of life experiences that we all share. Open the book and let the words remind you to breathe, to slow down, to love, to be kind to yourself, and to experience all the lowest and highest moments with love, strength and encouragement. A daily read with a wonderful guide.” — Leanne Backer Fenton, Former Chopra Global Executive Chef, now retired and playing.

“Donna Miesbach has been a colleague for more than 20 years. She is as sweet, generous and kind as she is strong, insightful and wise. Donna has the ability to take ancient teachings, combine them with her vast life experience and convey the resultant synthesis in a way that speaks to one’s soul. She has been writing her pearls of wisdom on a weekly basis for many years. Now she has compiled the best into a book that we’ll all want to have close at hand.” — Mahaila McKellar, Chopra Global Meditation Instructor since 1998.

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From Grief to Joy
2013 Silver Nautilus Award Recipient

"An inspirational book about personal transformation and evolution." ~ Dr. Deepak Chopra

From the Author: One of the most miraculous experiences for me as I worked through great loss was finding out that we are loved - and accepted - so fully, so completely that there is nothing left to forgive! This is true for all of us, and that is why I'm sharing my story, because the challenges I've faced are universal. We all have our mountains to climb, both inner and outer. No one is exempt.

Life is a school, and what we learn through that school are the lessons we are ready for, things we could not really know until we lived through them. I'm talking about experiential knowledge, not just head knowledge. "They" say you don't really know something until you become it. "They" are right. And that is how I found out that relationships change, but they do not end. Physical death is definitely not the end of the story.

Our trials and tribulations are so rich with promise. It may not seem like it at the time, but they are. Nothing is ever wasted. The potential for growth - and new life - is hidden in even the most difficult of situations. Especially in the most difficult ones, because all things do indeed come bearing a gift, if we can just hang in there long enough to find it.

It helps if we can accept and embrace what is. That means being open enough to let go of judgment - of yourself, and others, and even the challenge itself. That means letting go of our expectations so we can be open to the higher plan. Surrender fits well here. Not my will, but Thine.

Eventually you find out that your life isn't just about you. It's about all of us. That means wanting for others the same things we yearn for so deeply. May we all be blessed.

It's been quite a journey. The more I've learned, the more I realize that life isn't about "things." It's about being your highest and best.

From Some of Our Readers:
"My dear friend came across your book and brought it to me. My husband died about a year ago, and she felt your writing would be very helpful. She was right. Each afternoon I'd fix myself a warm cup of tea, head to my rocking chair and open your book. I found myself appreciating so many of your thoughts, especially your openness with your feelings and vulnerabilities. Thank you for the 'warm touch' of your words." ~ Pam (from Oregon)

"Your book is a life saver for sure. Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment. I will share one and keep one for myself and family. You are amazing. I'm so glad I learned to meditate from you." ~ Mary (from Iowa)

"I shared your book with my mom and she immediately wanted her own copy! I am so grateful for your kindness. Thank you again for writing this book. You are a gift." ~ Linda (from Nebraska)

"I can't imagine the shock of losing your husband, mother and father within such a short time. Your personal experiences and good advice in dealing with the healing touched me. Thank you so much for sharing your story." Marilyn (from Nebraska)

"I have been devouring your book. Your words about grief, the value of stillness in our busy world, and the fact that every moment of every day we are on a journey - all are valuable. In less than a month I face the year mark of Mom's death. The timing of your book was ideal." ~ Tracy (from Nebraska)

"I got your book yesterday and immediately began reading. You are gifted with being able to express your thoughts and feelings so elegantly. What an inspiration to all!" ~ Anna (from Missouri)

"I read your book nonstop. I couldn't put it down. Now I have to go through it again, slow down, and try to absorb all these new insights and information. I feel I have already learned a lot." ~ Joanne (from Florida)

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Trails of Stardust, Poems of Inspiration & Insight

There are times when one can see beyond the veil of illusion to deeper truths that lie hidden within the heart. At times such as these, we are allowed to reach into a larger context and glimpse the Divine Hand at work in our lives. Such moments of inspiration offer insights into our human struggle and our yearning for divine companionship. The rich voice of Nature often speaks in such moments, revealing both the beauty and the wonder of her great, creative spirit. If one follows these silent inner leadings, they just may lead to moments of quiet inner communion with That which can never be spoken but which can only be experienced. It was out of such moments that these poems came into being. I offer them to you now as gifts from that place beyond time where only the heart can enter.